Hi All, I am totally new to this forum, so I am still getting my head around it. I've just published (self-published mind you) a short satire to Amazon Kindle and I am currently in contact with publishers about another story! That means for the first time I'm getting constructive feedback on my stories and it scares me! I've never been great at these kind of things. I've seen that they are a few threads about this but I didn't find one which was very concrete. And I want to ask some of you if you have some particular experiences that were especially discouraging or rewarding in terms of what you learned? So far the hardest I've dealt with is generic feedback which can be frustrating because you wonder if they even liked your story and you will never really know whether your story was truthfully considered or they found it very poor. I get especially insecure about the language because I'm more of a story-teller - meaning that for me plot, message and characters come before beautiful writing. Also, I write in English because it's my preferred writing language but I am not a native speaker (a little weird, but English is a great descriptive language). So that's a point of insecurity, too. Best, G.